Nicole Voss, Playboy’s Miss August 2006, is half Greek and half Swedish. She had just moved to Athens, Georgia, when she sent photos to Playboy on a whim. She took the nude pictures herself with a tripod and a self-timed camera. “I subscribed to Playboy as preparation,” she said. “I tried to re-create the poses I saw in the magazine.”
Six months passed—during which she thought that she had been rejected—and then one day she got an email from Playboy. “I couldn’t believe it,” she said. She was flown to Santa Monica for a test shoot, and the result was her Playmate of the Month pictorial.
“Playboy was the only modeling job I’d ever applied for,” she said. “It’s an iconic publication, and I’m so proud to have been chosen.”
Growing up, Nicole was quiet and shy, so her friends and family were surprised—but very happy for her—when she told them that she was going to be the August 2006 centerfold. “My parents bought a few issues of Playboy for posterity,” she said. “As far as I know, they’re still sealed in plastic.”
When Nicole isn’t busy modeling, she’s at home with her three dogs, baking (she makes a great nectarine pie) and working in her garden. She told Playboy she planned to study psychology at the University of Georgia.
Nicole’s turn-ons include intellect, athletic prowess, and non-conformity. She said, “A good butt is so sexy!” Her turnoffs include messy digs and cologne. “I like to put my nose on a guy’s neck without inhaling stinky cologne.”